The wind has shifted, and it’s time to pull out your matching flannels and grab life by the bushel. How about a trip to the orchard with your best furry friend? Leash up and check out our list of Washington apple picking spots that allow dogs. Whether the goal is apples for pie or good smells fur the snoot, these dog-friendly apple orchards won’t disappoint.
Note: Each farm has different rules for when and where pups can go, so be sure to ask.
1. Sm’apples, Ferndale
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, September through mid-November
How do you like them sm’apples? Sm’apples U-Pick orchard has 8 varieties of apples for you to pick from; head to their website for info on prices and harvest dates. Your best friend is more than welcome (on leash), but always scoop that poop!
2. Skipley Farms, Snohomish
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m-6 p.m. Sunday, seasonal
If you want more than apples, Skipley Farms has grapes, blueberries, cherries, blackberries, and more! Basically all the fruit a hooman could need plus a ton of sniffs for the furry frens (and maybe some apple nibbles for doggo too).
Skipley Farms also offers classes on growing your own fruit trees. Only you can make Snuggles’ orchard dreams a reality. Check out their website for more information.
3. West Valley U-Pick, Yakima
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Sunday, seasonal
You and floof can pick apples, blueberries, pears, pluots, Italian plums, and grapes. Impress doggo with your strength on the hand-crank apple cider press. West Valley U-Pick will even ship your favorite fresh produce to your door, so your dog can relive his pawesome day on the farm.
4. Rutledge Corn Maze, Olympia
10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, seasonal
The produce at Rutledge Corn Maze and Produce Stand will make you drool more than a Newfoundland. Speaking of drooling, your dog’ll love walking around the farm’s 4 acres of land and gracing guests with her presence. Visit in mid-September to test pupper’s skills in the corn maze.
Note: Doggo’s only allowed during daylight hours for pup’s safety. Spooky activities fill the evening hours!
We think sniffing around some apple orchards with your pup sounds pawsitively ap-peel-ing. Did we miss any dog-friendly apple orchards in Washington? Woof at us in the comments and tag @SidewalkDog in your orchard escapades.
Featured photo: Dario Krejci
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